A commercial slicer lets you slice meats, vegetables, and cheeses quickly and consistently to get the best product yield and to reduce manual labor. Shop our selection of Globe slicers or our selection of commercial slicer accessories.
Commercial slicers are fixtures in grocery store meat counters, delis and other commercial foodservice operations providing fresh sliced meat and cheese. An institutional kitchen can also use their commercial slicer to slice vegetables or shred lettuce as well as meats and cheeses. At Cook’s, we carry commercial slicers from Globe, Berkel, and Hobart among other top brands. If you are looking for commercial slicer parts and accessories like slicer knife covers or plastic covers to protect your slicer when not in use, Cook’s Direct can assist you.
If you need help in selecting the right commercial slicer for your operation, please give us a call at 866-613-2617 and our customer service team can assist you in finding the slicer best suited for your institutional foodservice operation.
When selecting the best slicer for your institutional kitchen, you will want to take into consideration the following things:
Will I be slicing cheese as well as meat with my commercial slicer?
Do I want a manual or automatic slicer?
Are there any safety features that I want on my slicer that would benefit my staff??
Whether you are selecting a manual slicer for your university catering department or an automatic premium slicer for your institutional foodservice operation, you will want to consider closely what is the best fit for you. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call one of our experts.
Type of Slicer: Determine the type of slicer that suits your specific needs. Options include manual slicers, gravity-feed slicers, and automatic slicers.
Manual slicers are suitable for lower-volume operations and offer more control over slicing thickness.
Gravity-feed slicers are ideal for higher-volume operations as they can slice larger quantities quickly and efficiently.
Automatic slicers are the most advanced option, featuring automated slicing and continuous operation for high-volume settings.
Blade Size and Material:
Consider the blade size based on the products you plan to slice. Smaller blades are suitable for deli meats and cheeses, while larger blades are better for slicing bread and larger cuts of meat.
Stainless steel blades are the most common and offer durability, resistance to corrosion, and ease of cleaning. Look for blades with serrated edges for efficient slicing.
Adjustable Slicing Thickness:
Look for slicers with adjustable slicing thickness settings to cater to different slicing needs. This feature allows you to achieve precise and consistent thickness for various products.
Safety is paramount when selecting a commercial slicer. Look for features like blade guards, safety interlocks, and non-slip feet to prevent accidents and ensure operator protection.
Slicers with automatic shut-off functions are highly recommended as they can prevent injuries in case of emergencies or power failures.
Cleaning and Maintenance:
Consider slicers that are easy to disassemble and clean. Look for models with removable components and dishwasher-safe parts for convenient cleaning.
Opt for slicers with smooth surfaces and minimal crevices to prevent food debris from accumulating, ensuring proper hygiene.
Power and Speed:
Determine the power and speed requirements based on your intended usage. Higher wattage and variable speed options are beneficial for slicing tougher products or adjusting slicing speed as needed.